DIY Wood Countertop - years ago I watched an episode of Kitty Bartholomew on HGTV where she showed a woman how to do this and used marine wax (used to make boats waterproof) and she did her entire kitchen for 30 bucks and it was gorgeous!
I don't have this exact set up but its a really cool way to add space in the laundry room. Plywood as a laundry room counter top, just rub on some danish oil. (add a cheap rubber floor mat between the wood and metal to dampen the sound)
Cheaper granite countertop options: Engineered Granite Overlay Countertops--Budget friendly granite surface that installs over the top of old counters & doesn't have grout lines like granite tile! Also perfect for quick installations.